The book of Proverbs is filled with advice about gaining knowledge and understanding. This verse tells us that, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” I think this is contrary to what our world tells us. In the information age, we have easy access to so much information. However, no matter how good the information, it is still from flawed human beings.
To be wise we need to start with fearing the Lord. I have heard some say we were made to fear. Being made in the image of God, we were made to fear God. Being flawed human beings we get that mixed up. In. So. Many. Ways.
This has been a burden on my heart. We have faced so many fears in the last couple of years. We need to direct our fears to God. He will work and send us the knowledge we need.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for providing a way for us to gain knowledge. Please help us to learn to fear You. Please guide us to the knowledge You desire.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.